Taught course

Wealth Management

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Economics
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in any subject, provided the degree contains satisfactory study of Mathematics and Statistics. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Finance.

Students fromless quantitatively oriented degrees, such as Accounting, Management and Politics, are welcome if they have focused on the more quantitative elements of those degrees.

English Language - Students whose first degree is not taught in an English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language proficiency. 6.5 IELTS overall and 6.0 in Writing or equivalent is the minimum required. Click here for further information.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Wealth Management is a specialist degree that aims to provide practical and theoretical training in areas of major financial interest, in particular Investment management and corporate finance. At the same time its ambition will be to gain, like other programmes being offered by leading universities, the CISI Diploma.

Designed for students and professionals who aim to pursue a career in finance and other, related areas, this programme provides a unique set of perspectives on how financial markets operate, grounded in economic and financial theory and practice. Examples of topics covered include: optimal capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, risk management, derivatives and finance microstructure.

The programme will bring the latest advances of applied research and is specifically designed to impart a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international financial industry.

School of Economics and Finance (SEF):

  • 10th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • Close proximity to London’s financial districts (City of London and Canary Wharf)
  • Self-contained campus with on-site accommodation
  • State-of-the-art building
  • Teaching by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals
  • Wide range of elective modules
  • Wide range of optional short modules(on programming languages, trading platforms such as Bloomberg, etc.)
  • QUMMIF investment fund invests real money (currently £40,000) based on analysis from students

Structure

  • Optional pre-semester modules in maths and statistics
  • Seven compulsory taught modules
  • Three elective modules
  • Dissertation (7,000 words)

Assessment

  • 83% Modules
  • 17% Dissertation

Teaching

  • Taught by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals
  • Teaching of each module typically consists of a two-hour lecture and one-hour seminar (for solving homework) each week
  • Lectures and seminars may be scheduled during the day or in the evening for both full-time and part-time pathways

Career Paths

  • Wide range of careers in financial sector, especially in risk management and regulation in commercial banks, investment banks, and supervisory financial institutions (e.g. central banks)
  • Our dedicated careers team offers students one-on-one appointments, support with job applications, practice interviews, information about internship opportunities, and employability events.

Information for international students

Find more information by visiting our dedicated web pages for international students www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/

Fees and funding

UK students
20850
International students
24950

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations83
Dissertation17

Course contact details

Name
School of Economics and Finance
Email
pgtadmissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8848